The End of the Wasp Season

A Novel
By Denise Mina (Audiobook, 2011)
When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.

Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.

The End of the Wasp Season is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption.

When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.

Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.

The End of the Wasp Season is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption.

Denise Mina is the author of Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.
  • PRAISE FOR STILL MIDNIGHT:

    "A huge pleasure...[Mina's] grimly funny plot really turns on the eccentricities of her unpredictable characters...The amateur villains of this tragicomedy piece are drawn with the same wry compassion and bleak humor." (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times ).

  • "Mina brings to life the great, gloomy new heroine Alex Morrow."
    (Jeff Giles, Entertainment Weekly, B+ ).

  • "[A] stellar first in a new series...Mina, who's as much at ease with cops as she is with the people they chase, laces this potent crime thriller with colorful Scottish slang and delivers a sucker-punch climax." (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review ).

  • "As in earlier books, Mina is adept at portraying Glasgow's blunt and often harsh nature - but also at finding sparks of humanity and humor in even the dumbest of criminals." (Adam Woog, Seattle Times).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

The End of the Wasp Season
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US
  • Audio Run Time: 600
  • ISBN-13: 9781611136258
  • On Sale Date: 09/26/2011
The End of the Wasp Season

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